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Accident: 171110588 - Electric Shock - Contact With Overhead Line Thru Antenna

Accident: 171110588 -- Report ID: 0551800 -- Event Date: 07/07/2005
InspectionOpen DateSICEstablishment Name
30742723707/08/20051521Sure Built Construction Co.
On July 7, 2005, Employee #1 and a coworker were engaged in siding work at a residence. They were removing an antenna from the side of the home when it contacted a 7,200-volt overhead power line. Employee #1 was electrocuted.
Keywords: overhead power line, electrical, electrocuted, e c, antenna
End Use Proj Type Proj Cost Stories NonBldgHt Fatality
Single family or duplex dwelling Maintenance or repair Under $50,000 1 10 X
Employee # Inspection Age Sex Degree Nature Occupation Construction
1 307427237 Fatality Electric Shock Construction laborers FallDist:
FallHt:
Cause: Exterior carpentry
FatCause: Electrocution by equipment contacting wire

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